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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:04 AM

Trump camp descends on Pennsylvania as alarms grow over 2020

Source: Politico

Senior Trump 2020 advisers are headed to Harrisburg on Wednesday to meet with Pennsylvania GOP officials amid mounting concerns about the presidentís prospects in the critical battleground state.

Trump's campaign is moving to shore up the state after 2018 midterm elections that saw Republicans get blown out in races up and down the ballot. Compounding the situation is a state party organization riven by turmoil and infighting.

The private meeting, confirmed by a half-dozen party officials, underscores the high stakes for the president in the state. Trump won Pennsylvania by less than 1 percentage point in 2016, and reelection aides view the stateís 20 electoral votes as crucial to his 2020 hopes. Pennsylvania also has symbolic significance: In 2016, Trump geared his campaign toward the stateís large proportion of blue-collar voters, many of whom had traditionally voted Democratic.

The Trump contingent is expected to include political director Chris Carr, who is orchestrating the campaignís national field deployment, as well as Bill Stepien and Justin Clark, who are overseeing outreach to delegates and state party organizations. Republican National Committee officials are also expected to attend.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/24/trump-pennsylvania-2020-1288797

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Reply Trump camp descends on Pennsylvania as alarms grow over 2020 (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Apr 2019 #1
lark Apr 2019 #4
no_hypocrisy Apr 2019 #8
awesomerwb1 Apr 2019 #9
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2019 #20
Iliyah Apr 2019 #2
onetexan Apr 2019 #18
PRETZEL Apr 2019 #3
louis c Apr 2019 #5
Paladin Apr 2019 #6
JoeOtterbein Apr 2019 #7
DeminPennswoods Apr 2019 #10
Dem4Life101 Apr 2019 #11
riversedge Apr 2019 #12
NewJeffCT Apr 2019 #14
wolfie001 Apr 2019 #13
ancianita Apr 2019 #15
EveHammond13 Apr 2019 #16
BumRushDaShow Apr 2019 #17
NotHardly Apr 2019 #19

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:10 AM

1. I'm in NJ and I'm going to canvass in Pennsylvania next year as often as possible.

My state is blue and will be fine.

Out-of-staters have to go door-to-door to get every single non-Trump vote possible.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:16 AM

4. Thank you for your service!

I will be working my tail off in Fl after the primaries. We flipped our county blue in the mid-terms, and I will do my very best to keep it that way.

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Response to lark (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:22 AM

8. I'm hoping to build a contingent of NJ Dems to cross over with me.

BTW, my second cousin used to be the Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania and he's a (non-Trump) Republican. I'm hoping he can explain the mindset of Pennsylvanian republican voters to help me persuade them to either vote democratic or to stay home.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:40 AM

9. That's awesome.

Thank you for doing that. Maybe your second cousin could join you.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:57 PM

20. Yes, we need to get out the vote, esp. in S.E. PA.

Western PA seems to be redder. I don't know why, because unions have been pretty strong in that area - mine workers, steel workers, teamsters, etc. Western PA should be solid blue.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:13 AM

2. Hate, fear, racism, illegals . . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:24 PM

18. that's right, he's going in to stoke the flames of hate, fear, racism, illegals

and leave a stench of corruption and ignominy that will smell sweet to his rabid minions

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:13 AM

3. I guess that's not too suprising

I think this will be true for all the swing states that in 2016 somehow swung Trump's way. Pa, Mich, Wisc, Ohio etc. will get alot of scrutiny this election given what we now know from the Mueller report that the polling data Manafort gave to Derapaska appears to have centered on these states.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:17 AM

5. The Democrats Response: Biden

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:21 AM

6. Let's hope trump does his usual good job of making things much worse. (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:21 AM

7. I always Rec posts that quote my...

...daughter's article!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:31 AM

10. Trump's 2016 win here was a complete fluke

Dems continue to win special elections since then, most recently flipping a state senate seat. I can't say this often enough, in 2016, Republicans held a super majority in the state senate, 34-16. Now there edge is 26-22 with 2 open seats to be decided during next month's primary. I think the odds are against picking up the 2 open seats in SD33 and SD41. SD33 is primarily Adams and Franklin Counties with a bit of York and Cumberland thrown in. This is generally pretty conservative, but Gov Wolf, Lt Gov Fetterman and state rep Mike Sturla are from in and around that area, so a flip is not impossible. SD41 is mostly Armstrong and Indiana counties. There are many hard-core Trumpers in it, but it's also pretty economically depressed, so a Dem running on a populist message might have a chance.

I'll also point out that voters in Trump areas are dying off every day.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:50 AM

11. I live near Harrisburg, PA

 

We have to get PA back to Blue. I was in tears election night when PA went to Trump.

I truly believe people will not be fooled again

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Response to Dem4Life101 (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:00 PM

12. I was the same in WI. But I will work hard to get Dems out to vote.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:34 PM

14. On the plus side

Wisconsin was able to elect a Democratic governor last year, and in PA, the Republican majorities in both houses shrunk

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:33 PM

13. He'll put that miner's hat on again...

...when he visits WVa and the idiots* there will vote in lockstep.


*I'm just talking about the repukes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:51 PM

15. The same "close call" rigging will be in place. They're there to convince PA Repubs of that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:57 PM

16. Biden 2020

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:32 PM

17. Awwww HELLZ NO!

Philly ain't gonna allow that.

I think that people here in the blue areas of PA are pissed the F off. I think the "win" here in 2016 was by 44,000 votes (too close for comfort in upstate PA and a flip in Erie) and that will need to be doubled or tripled the other way to keep the tomfoolery away.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:10 PM

19. Dithering and handwringing... all the Democrats ever do is dither and handwring...

and as long as that is all they can or will do, like Pelosi and impeachment, we will surely slide further towards the fascism that is the Republican party and Trumpiasm. Every day is a new insult, every day we become more mired in the muck that no one seems capable of rising to care enough to stop it.

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